Life Skills Education and Counseling - Mpumiro - Mpumiro Primary School - Namutumba

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2020-03-16

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Created by
Lorna Katagara
Created date
2020-03-17 12:28:52 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2020-03-17 13:45:30 UTC
Trip Time
10:50-15:30 (4 h 40 m)
Village Time
12:30-13:45 (1 h 15 m)
Travel Time
3 h 25 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling school lesson

Mpumiro Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Dangers of Abortion,Delaying Sex 
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Lorna Katagara 
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Learning Objectives
By the end of the preview , Lorna will tell that the pupils have understood the topic By the end of the lesson, the pupils know what abortion is and that is is bad. By the end of the lesson, they will know the causes of abortion and the dangers
Introduction Lorna went to Mpumiro school to teach on Abortion it’s causes and dangers. It is important for the pupils to know that Abortion is bad and can be fatal and also that no one has a right to kill but also that pregnancy is not an option in this case but their option is to Abstain from sex which leads to all the above. Overview There was a very heavy downpour which disorganized the days plan which led Lorna to arrive late at the School. On the way to School she called the teachers and informed them that she was running late and that if possible they can start carrying out the review. They told Lorna that they were going to do so. When Lorna arrived the school it was 12:30pm and the pupils were outside the playing. When the pupils saw Lorna, they ran back to class and the Life Skills teachers reported to Lorna that they had just released them from class after the review. When they all got back to class, Lorna apologized to the class for coming late and immediately picked up from there. She thanked the teachers for taking them through the review but she also wanted to know if the pupils had understood and therefore, she grouped the class according to their groups A,B and C and for each group gave questions concerning the previous topic. Lorna wanted to see their presentation skills, their confidence and also build their self esteem and just encourage them that they can also be teachers in future. Group A did the question of Reasons for saying yes to sex as young children, B took the class through reasons for saying No while C undertook the steps towards helping ourselves to stay away from sex. They asked the class questions while they put up their hands and gave answers and even asked questions to each other and the other one failed the question, another pupil would volunteer to help answer the questions for example one question asked was How does listening to advice help one to delay sex. Doreen answered by saying if you have good friends that advice you well or elders then you need to follow their advice. Another asked how does avoiding bad peer groups help you stay away from sex and the response was bad friends make you do what is bad and therefore one should have good friends who do good things. After these presentations Lorna asked the rest of the class to clap for them and told them today was them another time it was going to be another person and told them to get prepare and this was not to scare them but build their confidence.. After this presentation, Lorna introduced the topic of the day Abortion. She asked them what Abortion was in lusoga to ensure they understood and they said removing the baby from the mothers womb before time. Lorna asked are there cases of Abortion they have heard of from the community? The whole class said yes. She asked whether Abortion is legal and they said no . Lorna mentioned that yes it is illegal and that no one has the right to kill apart from a God. She told them that therefore to avoid all this, they needed to abstain. She asked them whether there were cases of abortion they have heard of in the community and many of them said yes and she asked what some of the reasons for abortion were and they gave some answers. However because time had gone, she gave them homework to go and find out the reasons for carrying out abortion and the dangers /consequences of carrying out an Abortion according to their groups. Conclusion Lorna thanked them for being patient even though they were tired and hungry and told them not to forget their homework and wished them a good rest of the week. 
Next Visit
2020-03-23 - Purpose: Follow up on homework of causes and dangers of Abortion and if time allows teach on Menstrual Hygiene and Management.
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Report Photos

11249 Members of Group C discussing their question which was on help for delaying sex/ steps for delaying sex.
11252 Group members of B taking the class through Reasons for saying No to sex
11255 Shamina and Waiswa members of group A getting ready to present.